Balance One Core - Multiple rules set, who wins?


#1

Let’s say there are multiple rules set in the configuration; is there a priority for rules (most important, least important) that will be used also when a condition occurs? For instance:

  • rule: all traffic to youtube.com -> WAN 2
  • rule: all pcs in a given IP range -> WAN 2

In case WAN 2 fails or overflows, what happens to those rules?

  • will user requesting youtube.com will be diverted to WAN 1?
  • users IPs restricted to WAN 2 will be diverted to WAN 1?

Thanks!


#2

The winner is on top. Outbound policy rules work from top to bottom like a firewall table so the more specific rules should be configured first. The algorithm used determines if users are restricted to WAN 2 or are diverted to WAN 1.